– Turn Your Music Tweets Into A Live Broadcast

URL: is here to stack the odds higher than ever before as far as sharing music on Twitter goes. Users of this service (which was originally launched as can have all their music-related tweets turned into a live broadcast that everybody else can tune into. manages to do that by matching all the artists and songs that people are tweeting about to the YouTube videos that go with these. And using the service itself is kept really simple, as all one should do is to include a music-related hashtag (#nowPlaying) for tweets and videos to be matched. Continue reading

The Birth Of Tweetagrams

Orange Tweetagram

Few marketing campaigns have been as successful as the one run this summer featuring good Old Spice. Both punters and critics loved the antics of the muscle-bound chap who went as far as proposing to a woman for someone who didn’t have the courage to do it personally. It was only a matter of time before other marketers would try and up the ante.

Tweetagrams could be deemed as a direct evolution of the Old Spice concept. It was presented by UK-based company Orange, and it let people send tweets to be set to music and recorded by retro grip group The Rockabellas

Those tweets had the hashtag #singingtweetagrams, and they were reviewed by Orange’s marketing department. That is, not every tweet had the honor of being recorded. There was a pre-selection process.

The ones who got selected became downloadable from Orange’s website, and people were able to do whatever they wanted with them. This included setting them as their ringtones, and sending them out to friends. Continue reading

Adam Cameron (iMusicTweet) – Interview (Part 2)

This is the second and final part of the interview I conducted with Adam Cameron. Don’t forget to check out part 1 right here.



When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?

Having 2 older brothers, I began listening to music at 4-5 years old in the late 90’s. I was interested in Hip Hop but in 2000 I began expanding and listening to every Genre and then I had a new found understanding and definition of music. My first music purchase was a 50 Cent album, maybe his 1st release on Interscope.

Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a file on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?

No. I did own a DJ team about a year ago which crumbled and everyone chose different paths in life or continued on their own. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be, this is my path and I will continue to run, not walk, until I am a success.

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

I listen to lyrics, I don’t just listen to a song to dance with the vibe. I try to break down and understand the lyrics and some are positive and some are very negative. My favorite artists currently are J. Cole, B.o.B, Jay Z, Kanye West, Kid Cudi. I also listen to all genres, I look for the new up and coming songs/artists of any genre. I am really listening to up-and-coming hip hop artist, G. Cam lately. I just love music.

If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?

I Made It. It’s a song about where he came from (the bottom) all they way to where he is at now (top of the world). It inspires me, I currently live in Harlem and It makes me want to work to make it to where he is at or even better. I am the only one from everyone I grew up with who is doing what Im doing. I can relate to every word in his song.   Continue reading

iMusicTweet – Sharing Your Songs Through Twitter & Facebook Simultaneously


Name: iMusicTweet

I think we all will agree that sharing music using services like Facebook and Twitter is the most natural step in the evolution of the Social Web. After all, what good is connecting with everybody and telling them about what you do if you can’t show it to them at the same time?

The startup I am reviewing right now enables you do exactly that: spread both individual songs and full albums around, and the best thing might as well be that Twitter and Facebook alike are supported. The way it works is by letting you upload the song or playlist and having it played in your Twitter’s profile page, or streamed from your Facebook wall.

Best of all, you can make your songs both downloadable and embeddable. If you are looking for maximum exposure that is always useful, although I can’t help but wonder (and worry) a little about the copyright of what you are sharing when it is your own work what you are putting about. Continue reading

MusicVault – Rating Albums Old & New Using Twitter


Name: MusicVault:

Recent events have shown us that Twitter can make or break any movie. Upon seeing theatrical release, “Bruno” was slammed by twitterers and died an instant death. Conversely, movies like “Inglorious Bastards” and “District 9” were lauded on the micro-blogging universe and became that kind of picture you can’t miss unless you want to stop being invited to top parties.

Now, does Twitter have the same strength when it comes to music? Well, it looks like we are about to find it out. This brand-new service lets people tweet out the name of any album they have just listened to along with a rating. These are then aggregated on the site, and you can quickly learn which albums are universally praised. You do also get to see the most active users at a glance, and you can obviously start following them right there and then.

It is interesting to point out that once you are on the site you can choose to see either the best-rated discs or the worst-rated albums ever. It seems somebody who holds a grudge against Mike Oldfield is around – he gave “Music Of The Spheres” an overall score of 1 %, whereas his rating for “The Millennium Bell” was 2 %. There was also someone who gave Oasis’ “Heathen Chemistry” an overall score of 30 %. And I swear it wasn’t me! Continue reading

Erykah Badu Gets A Sample Clearance From Paul McCartney Using Twitter

This story makes it clear how much of a tool for instant communication and collaboration Twitter really is. It involves Erykah Badu (the Queen of Neo Soul) and Paul McCartney. The African-American musician was looking for last-minute clearance for a sample from the song “Arrow Through Me”, penned by the former Beatle and included on Wings’ final album “Back To The Egg” (1979).

In a bid to connect with Macca, she decided to tweet out and see if her luck was in, and if someone could connect her with Sir Paul McCartney. It turned out the tweet was picked up by Lenny Kravitz, who is friends with McCartney’s daughter Stella. She made the connection with Paul, who approved the usage of the sample on the spot.

Erykah Badu Gets A Sample Clearance From Paul McCartney Using Twitter

Erykah Badu Gets A Sample Clearance From Paul McCartney Using Twitter

Continue reading – Sharing Music With Everybody On Twitter



Services for posting your music to Twitter are proliferating, and I think that is something that was to be expected. It has recently been reported by sites like Mashable and TechCrunch that Twitter’s stateside growth has somehow stopped, yet its numbers for international growth have begun showing some interesting patterns. I have already covered a service for tweeting out music, and another one won’t hurt given that this might as well be the year when Twitter will make headlines in every country in the world. is a characteristic Twitter site even its name, which is short and abbreviated keeping in with the “micro” concept that defines the social sharing platform. The way you use it is easy enough, as all you have to do is login using both your Twitter username and your pass. Once you are in, you have to carry a search based on an artist’s name and the song you want to listen. A preview will be generated, and after listening to it you can generate a track page. This is what you will tweet to all your friends. Continue reading

William Rodríguez (Tweet My Song) – Interview (Part 2)

Here you have the final part of the interview with William Rodriguez from Tweet My Song. You can read Part 1 right here.



When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?

I have always like music, the first album I might of bought was probably  something from El General ( a spanish Rap Artist)

Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a file on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?

I am not in a band

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

I like so many genres of music I can not pick a favorite it all depends on the mood that I am at a particular moment.
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William Rodríguez (Tweet My Song) – Interview (Part 1)

This is the first part of the interview I had the pleasure of conducting with William Rodríguez, CEO/Designer of Tweet My Song, a service I reviewed here.  Part 2 of the interview (“Music & You”) is here.

Full Name: William Rodríguez
Age: 25
Startup: Tweet My Song



Tell us a little about your startup. How was it conceived?

I was thinking of new ideas like I usually do on a daily basis. I had decided I needed something that can market itself. Twitter is the most viral thing on the internet right now so I decided to look at applications. I then evaluated niches I was interested in. I decided in making something for music. I then checked out and and looked to see if there was something similar in music and could not find anything. That’s when I knew I had to create something for the musicians out there to easily market their music to the millions of Twitter users.

What are its most distinctive features in your opinion?

Most distinctive feature is the easy and quick ability to upload your music to be tweeted to your followers and’s followers.

What was the original launch date?

October 15, 2009 Continue reading

Tweet My Song – Share & Promote Your Music Using Twitter

Tweet My Song

Name: Tweet My Song

As everybody knows, Twitter is a messaging platform that lets people connect instantly via short messages that go by the name of “tweets”. Since it has an incredible flexible API, a lot of apps see release on a daily basis. This particular one caught my fancy since it is 100 % geared towards musicians.

As you can guess by glancing at its name, it will let you share your own music with everybody using Twitter. That is, you upload your song as an attachment to your tweet and then send both (the tune and the message) out at the same time. It is even possible to upload you own artwork, and once the message is out you are provided with a tracking tool to see who downloaded your song and so on. Continue reading